FERPA and Working with Student Records

Some student hourly employees will have access to student records and data to carry out their responsibilities. They may help monitor an email inbox that receives sensitive communications, or they may be involved in processes related to admission, housing, or graduation. In all cases, assistants are reminded of the importance of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which makes most student information private. For more information about FERPA, see the FERPA section of this Handbook, or visit UWM’s FERPA website.